Dan's Rob roy rebuild

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Post by DLRdan » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:17 pm

Progress from the past couple of days. Ive removed the piant from the cab roof, chimney and cleading and plugged the hole in the cylinder. The paint also come so I painted the dome as a test. Today I spent about an hour chipping away at what i think is decorators caulking on the side tank, turns out it wasnt just on the outside. Those with a nervous disposition look way now.



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Post by LnBmad » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:20 pm

Holy *$!%!!!! What did they do?!? How was this expected to last?!? Dare I dream how much was sucked through the plumbing?!?
If it can be made full scale it can be made 16mm

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Post by williamfj » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:34 pm

Good heavens! :shock:
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Post by Lner fan Sam » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:49 pm

Good god man!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by Sir haydn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:08 pm

Do you want some big number '1's for the side tanks?

Seriously though, after the rebuild i think your going to instantly see improvment in running

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Post by Narrow Minded » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:12 pm

Sir haydn:85300 wrote:Do you want some big number '1's for the side tanks?
:lol: You beat me to it! :lol:

Thanks for the interior shot of the tank Dan - you've reminded me that I have to fix the in-laws toilet cistern 8)
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Post by DLRdan » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:31 pm

So neither of you will be wanting a drive then ?
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Post by hussra » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:31 pm

Hey, like - YIKES!
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Post by Narrow Minded » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:19 pm

DLRdan:85307 wrote:So neither of you will be wanting a drive then ?
I never said anything of the sort! ;)
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Post by Lner fan Sam » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:21 pm

DLRdan:85307 wrote:So neither of you will be wanting a drive then ?
Well if you insist dan... :lol:
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Post by Sir haydn » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:46 am

How is this progressing dan? Look forward to seeing her back in steam

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Post by DLRdan » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:56 am

Its progressing very slowly. The frames have been stripped and repainted but the lack of a milling machine is seriously delaying the new axle boxes so it may go on hold untill something arrives.
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Post by TTHLRMatt » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:44 pm

On the topic of Rob Roys, here is our 7 1/4 version 534
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Post by DLRdan » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:57 pm

Nearly a year since the last post I have an update. After ALOT of work the chassis is now running on air once more. The quality of machining was far worse than I thought. To get to this stage new axleboxes, axles, eccentrics and valve rods have been made along with many other parts needing major fettling to get it somewhere close to right. There is still some work to be done to the port faces but it is running.


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Post by DLRdan » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:50 pm

Possibly one of the longest rebuilds on the forum now however the end is in sight. This photo was taken this morning just before taking it apart to paint.

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To get to this point:

All the rods and valve gear have been reworked
New axles and axleboxes
New cross head and piston rods
Altered the valve rods
Resurfaced valve faces
New valve covers and steam T
All new pipework
New water tanks (apart from the outer pannel)
New boiler fittings and water pump
Moved lubricator

I don't think there is any part of the engine that hasnt been changed in some way. Providing nothing else goes wrong it should be in steam for summer.
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